Why Some People Have Panic Attacks When They Smoke Marijuana

There are people out there who smoke joints the way your school nurse used to smoke cigarettes in elementary school and they claim it makes them calm.  On the other hand there are those of us who tried one hit of a joint once two weeks before our SATs and spent the night staring in the mirror thinking “You’re going to be homeless and jobless and you’re friends are going to abandon you… then zombies will come and eat you.”  How is it that marijuana cures anxiety in some and exacerbates it in others?  Does marijuana affect people differently or does it depend on the type of marijuana?  Why does marijuana cause panic attacks?  We dipped into the research as to why some people have panic attacks when they smoke marijuana.
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